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Spot On is a series of community conversations designed to illuminate the major themes of selected plays in Northern Stage’s main stage season. Featuring artists, academics, community leaders, and inspirational figures you will want to hear from, these conversations are curated to spark resonant dialogue among our community members. Conversations take place prior to a Sunday afternoon performance: talks begin at 3 PM and end at 4 PM.
Spot On conversations are free and open to the public, but you must reserve your seat by contacting the Box Office at or by calling (802) 296-7000.

2022-23 Spot On Series:
Side by Side by Sondheim – June 19, 3:00-4:00 PM
Join Dartmouth Professor of Music Steve Swayne and Associate Artistic Director Sarah Wansley for a lively conversation about the work of Stephen Sondheim and his legacy in the American music theater. Professor Swayne’s 2005 book, How Sondheim Found His Sound, explores Sondheim’s self-described role as a “playwright in song” and his many influences from classical music to film. Professor Swayne will share both personal and academic reflections on Sondheim to give a richer context for our production of Side by Side. The conversation will be inside the Byrne theater, prior to our outdoor performance.

Or call 802-296-7000